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Waiting list and application information

Contact

Santa Ana Housing Authority
Waiting list hotline

20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Alternating Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: closed

Waiting list status: open May 2, 2022- May 31, 2022

The Santa Ana Housing Authority has opened its waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning May 2nd at 7:30AM until May 31st at 11:59PM.  SAHA accepts applications in a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, online applications. Applicants who require assistance in completing a pre-application because of a disability, or because they require language translation services or communication in an alternate format may call our Waiting List Hotline at (714) 667-2284, 1-800-855-7100 (TTY or TDD) or e-mail us at sahawaitinglist@santa-ana.org.

To apply on-line, as one method, please go to santa-ana.org/housing between May 2, 2022 at 7:30AM and May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time)

Pre-applications may be submitted in a variety of methods, including online using a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with Internet access. SAHA has partnered with several agencies to provide computer access. Please go to the link on the left for a list of locations with public computer access and hours of operation.  A computer kiosk is also available for you in our offices at 20 Civic Center Plaza, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, CA or in the Santa Ana Library.

The on-line pre-application form is available in all languages.  Before applying on-line, we recommend that you change the website from English to your preferred language. Applicants will be required to create a user name and password, which should be kept for your records

Section 8 is a housing assistance program that is financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the City of Santa Ana to provide rent subsidies in the form of housing assistance payments to private landlords on behalf of extremely low, very low-income individuals/families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. Eligible families receive a housing voucher to find housing. Depending on your household income, your voucher outlines the amount of rent subsidy that you receive on a monthly basis. We'll pay that portion of your rent and you'll be responsible for the rest.

Need assistance applying? Please visit one of our workshops!

May 27 2022

Housing choice voucher waiting list application workshop

10:00am - 2:00pm Main Library
  • Add to calendar 2022-05-27 10:00:00 2022-05-27 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Housing choice voucher waiting list application workshop Waiting list flyer The Santa Ana Housing Authority will be hosting workshops for residents interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. To access the application, please go to www.santa-ana.org/housing. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s largest program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market. With a housing voucher, participants are able to choose their own housing, including single-family homes, townhomes and apartments. Housing assistance is then provided on behalf of the family or individual to the landlord. You may apply if you are very low-income, 18 years of age or an emancipated youth by the court. Income limits for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are as follows:
    Household Members Income Limit
    1 Person $47,450
    2 Person $54,200
    3 Person $61,000
    4 Person $67,750
    5 Person $73,200
    6 Person $78,600
    7 Person $84,050
    8 Person $89,450
    You can access the online application from any computer, smart phone or tablet with internet access. Paper applications will not be accepted. If you do not have internet access, you may visit any public library or senior center. A list of locations with public computer access is also available on our website at www.santa-ana.org/housing-authority. A computer kiosk is also available for you in our offices at 20 Civic Center Plaza, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, CA. We will notify all applicants whether or not they are randomly selected to be on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. Notifications will be sent by mail and e-mail on or before Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 2022 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) Waiting List will be created through a random lottery process, regardless of the date and time you submit your application. Only 7,500 applications will be accepted onto the 2022 HCV Waiting List following this lottery process. Duplicate applications will be rejected. The Santa Ana Housing Authority has established a local preference for veterans and applicants who live or work in the City of Santa Ana.
    26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
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The Santa Ana Housing Authority will be hosting workshops for residents interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m....

Jun 1 2022

Community Resource Fair and Flag Raising Ceremony

4:00pm - 7:00pm City Hall
  • Add to calendar 2022-06-01 16:00:00 2022-06-01 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Community Resource Fair and Flag Raising Ceremony Join the City of Santa Ana for a Pride Flag raising ceremony on June 1, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.! Following the flag raising, stick around for a Community Resource Fair with booths from local nonprofits and community partners, listed below. LGBTQ+ Community Resource Fair

    Participating Organizations:

    • AASCSC
      • Health programs for those 5+
    • APAIT
      • Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model tailored for the LGBTQ+ population
    • BPSOS Center for Community Advancement
      • Health and Civic programs.
    • Community Action Partnership of Orange County
      • Financial Empowerment Programs and free enrollment assistance for Medi-Cal, CalFresh,
      • CalWORKs, Covered California
    • Community Legal Aid SoCal
      • Free legal services
    • Delhi Center
      • Youth Programs, Senior Programs, Financial Education for Families, Food Distribution, and much more
    • Fair Housing Council of Orange County
      • Resource table providing information on tenant rights and housing discrimination.
    • Girls Inc of Orange County
      • All Girls Inc. of Orange County summer program and volunteer opportunities.
    • Hope Builders
      • Medical Assistant, Behavioral Therapy and Construction skills training
    • KidWorks
      • After school and summer programs for kids K-12, and preschool.
    • Latino Health Access
      • Information and flyers on COVID Clinics/Vaccines/ Testing, Emotional Wellness, Youth Related Programs and Tenants Rights
    • LGBTQ Center OC
      • Youth programs, immigration services n, trans health & wellness, tobacco cessation, mental health, and HIV/STI testing informational materials
    • Lutheran Social Services
      • The CalAIM program and The Victims Intervention Program (VIP). And, all other LSS services.
    • MOMS Orange County
      • MOMS Orange County provides access to prenatal care, health screenings, infant developmental screenings, health education and referral services to low-income pregnant women and babies in Orange County through monthly visits and group classes.
    • Neutral Ground
      • Programs promoting health and wellness for children and adults. Summer Night Lights: 8-week summer intervention program designed to reduce crime while engaging the most at risk in our communities.
    • Padres Unidos
      • Early Education and Youth Violence Prevention program.
    • PureGame
      • After school programs and summer camps for sports and friendships.
    • Radiant Health Centers
      • Radiant Health Centers provides compassionate care for all, including free HIV testing, LGBTQ+ health services, and other specialized medical and comprehensive social services.
    • Santa Ana College/Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education
      • SAC Credit- College certificates, degrees, Dual Enrollment for High School students. NonCredit- Free classes for adults in ESL, High School Diploma, GED/HiSET, Career Education.
    • Santa Ana Family Justice Center
      • A comprehensive center for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking, and elder abuse.
    • Santa Ana Human Resources
      • City Employment Opportunities
    • Santa Ana Animal Services
      • Animal Services
    • Santa Ana Housing Division
      • My First Home - Down payment program. Residential Rehabilitation. Rent Stabilization Ordinance
    • Santa Ana Police Department  
      • The Community Engagement Team will provide resources about our outreach programs/ upcoming events, safety tips, traffic safety and police contact phone list. Giveaways will be provided.
    • Santa Ana Public Library
      • Literacy, Educational, Arts and Cultural programs
    • Santa Ana Public Works
      • Neighborhood Block Transformation Contest, Drought Water Usage, Reporting using the MySantaAna App, Permit Parking, Trash & Recycling, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
      • Santa Ana Public Works Water Services Water Service Display providing cups of Santa Ana award winning water from the tap
    • Santa Ana Zoo
      • Zoo programs including Santa Ana Resident Day, Community Connections programs, new exhibits coming to the zoo.
    • The Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers
      • Enrollment to Medi-Cal and Covered CA
    • United Across Borders Foundation
      • Distribution of grocery assistance, diapers, and medical supplies and equipment.
    • Viet Rainbow of Orange County (VROC)
      • Promotion of VROC 2022 Pride event and summer youth programs.
    20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Join the City of Santa Ana for a Pride Flag raising ceremony on June 1, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.! Following the flag raising, stick around for a Community Resource Fair with booths from local nonprofits and community partners, listed below. Participating Organizations: AASCSC Health programs for those 5+ APAIT Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model tailored...

Am I eligible?

We determine eligibility based on the total annual gross income and family size. Housing choice vouchers are limited to US citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. In general, the family's income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. Find our income limits for your family size here. 

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